Flights from Gold coast to Cairns

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Cairns Guide

Cheap Gold Coast to Cairns Flights

Cairns is the ultimate holiday destination for nature lovers. It's close to the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and a few national parks.

With an average flight time of 2h 25 min from the Gold Coast to Cairns, you can be exploring the city's nearby hiking trails in no time. Book with Jetstar or Hong Kong Airlines for a non-stop flight and use Webjet to help you discover which day is the cheapest to fly.

Ready to discover Australia's rich natural heritage? Here's everything you need to know about flying from the Gold Coast to Cairns!

Departing from Gold Coast Airport

Getting to Gold Coast Airport

If you're on a tight budget, take the public bus. Translink runs a daily service between the city and the airport. Fares can be paid for with a pass or onboard.

Another convenient way to get to the airport is with the shuttle bus. It's perfect for groups or solo travellers that want to split travel costs with other people.

Metered taxis and ride-sharing services are also available. A trip from Surfers Paradise to the departure terminal will set you back AUD 30 - 60.

Parking at Gold Coast Airport

If you want to leave your car at the airport, there are three options to choose from:

  • Premium Covered Parking: This car park is linked to the departures building with a private walkway. It's ideal for passengers that don't want to waste anytime.
  • Short-Term Terminal Parking: For day trips to Cairns, park your car in this lot. You'll get a better rate, but if you stay longer than a day, it becomes a more expensive option.
  • Budget Parking: For travellers that want to pay as little as possible, this is the parking lot with the best value for money. Daily rates start as low as AUD 16 per day.

Arriving at Cairns Airport

Getting from Cairns Airport to Your Hotel

The best way to get from Cairns Airport for budget travellers is with the Airport Connect bus. The service only costs AUD 4 to take you to the Sheridan Street bus stop. From there, you can change buses and continue your journey into the city for AUD 2.20.

Passengers staying at select hotels and hostels can use the airport shuttle service. Fares cost around AUD 15-17 or backpackers can get a return ticket for AUD 10.

The metered taxi stands are located outside of the terminal building. You can also use ridesharing services like Uber, which offer slightly cheaper rates.

For car rentals, there are six companies to choose from in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Things to Do in Cairns

  • If you're an adventure junkie, book a day trip for whitewater rafting. Cairns is home to some of the best rapids in Australia that beginners and diehards will love.
  • Go diving or snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef. It's one of Australia's most famous attractions and with good reason. You'll be able to spend the day swimming past the tropical marine life and exploring some of the country's top dive sites.
  • Spend a few hours at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. It's ideal for travellers that want to learn more about Australia's indigenous people and their culture. You'll be able to watch a traditional Quinkan spirit performance and get a quick lesson on how to play the didgeridoo.
  • Visit the Gondwanan Heritage Garden. It's a fascinating look into how the Aboriginals use different plants and how Australia's fauna has evolved over the last 415 million years.

Airports

Cairns, Australia - Cairns Airport (CNS)

Cairns Airport is your gateway to the city of Cairns in tropical Northern Queensland. Don't get lost with Webjet's useful map of Cairns Airport's terminals and a guide to car rental at Cairns Airport, nearby airport hotels, transportation and parking facilities.

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Cheap Gold Coast to Cairns Flights

Cairns is the ultimate holiday destination for nature lovers. It's close to the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and a few national parks.

With an average flight time of 2h 25 min from the Gold Coast to Cairns, you can be exploring the city's nearby hiking trails in no time. Book with Jetstar or Hong Kong Airlines for a non-stop flight and use Webjet to help you discover which day is the cheapest to fly.

Ready to discover Australia's rich natural heritage? Here's everything you need to know about flying from the Gold Coast to Cairns!

Departing from Gold Coast Airport

Getting to Gold Coast Airport

If you're on a tight budget, take the public bus. Translink runs a daily service between the city and the airport. Fares can be paid for with a pass or onboard.

Another convenient way to get to the airport is with the shuttle bus. It's perfect for groups or solo travellers that want to split travel costs with other people.

Metered taxis and ride-sharing services are also available. A trip from Surfers Paradise to the departure terminal will set you back AUD 30 - 60.

Parking at Gold Coast Airport

If you want to leave your car at the airport, there are three options to choose from:

  • Premium Covered Parking: This car park is linked to the departures building with a private walkway. It's ideal for passengers that don't want to waste anytime.
  • Short-Term Terminal Parking: For day trips to Cairns, park your car in this lot. You'll get a better rate, but if you stay longer than a day, it becomes a more expensive option.
  • Budget Parking: For travellers that want to pay as little as possible, this is the parking lot with the best value for money. Daily rates start as low as AUD 16 per day.

Arriving at Cairns Airport

Getting from Cairns Airport to Your Hotel

The best way to get from Cairns Airport for budget travellers is with the Airport Connect bus. The service only costs AUD 4 to take you to the Sheridan Street bus stop. From there, you can change buses and continue your journey into the city for AUD 2.20.

Passengers staying at select hotels and hostels can use the airport shuttle service. Fares cost around AUD 15-17 or backpackers can get a return ticket for AUD 10.

The metered taxi stands are located outside of the terminal building. You can also use ridesharing services like Uber, which offer slightly cheaper rates.

For car rentals, there are six companies to choose from in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Things to Do in Cairns

  • If you're an adventure junkie, book a day trip for whitewater rafting. Cairns is home to some of the best rapids in Australia that beginners and diehards will love.
  • Go diving or snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef. It's one of Australia's most famous attractions and with good reason. You'll be able to spend the day swimming past the tropical marine life and exploring some of the country's top dive sites.
  • Spend a few hours at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. It's ideal for travellers that want to learn more about Australia's indigenous people and their culture. You'll be able to watch a traditional Quinkan spirit performance and get a quick lesson on how to play the didgeridoo.
  • Visit the Gondwanan Heritage Garden. It's a fascinating look into how the Aboriginals use different plants and how Australia's fauna has evolved over the last 415 million years.

Cairns, Australia - Cairns Airport (CNS)

Cairns Airport is your gateway to the city of Cairns in tropical Northern Queensland. Don't get lost with Webjet's useful map of Cairns Airport's terminals and a guide to car rental at Cairns Airport, nearby airport hotels, transportation and parking facilities.

See more of Cairns